Year 2 - Year 2 have started the new year strongly and this week Year 2 have been working very hard and have completed some very good work. In mathematics, we have been learning all about comparing numbers, from comparing the size of them, ordering them, rounding them, and estimating answers. In English, the children have begun their work on fantasy stories and have designed dragons in art which they are describing to start off their stories. Science this term is all about materials. This week, we focused on what they can be used for and why they are suited to that role. They sorted them according to properties and then designed something that could be made using their selected material.
Year 1 - Fox class have been exceptionally impressive this week. A great start and lots of house points earned .
On our first day back we received a wonderful surprise parcel full of letters from Father Christmas thanking us for the letters we sent last term, how exciting.
We began a new topic - house and homes ...
We have begun to look closely at traditional tales.
This week we looked at Cinderella, sequenced the story and wrote Wanted posters so that Prince Charming could find his beloved. The children have been studying the geography of the school and our local area looking at the types of houses and their features. We were fascinated by the original features that we discovered such as boot scrapers and gothic door and window arches.
Back at school we compiled our photographs into a design book on the iPads and began to design 3D houses using recycled materials. We learnt the commutative law of addition and have been creating patterns using 2D shapes.
Reception - Reception have had a great week getting back into our routine. This week we changed our role play areas into a greengrocers and a pizzaria. We had great fun using the flour and making our own cake mixtures and pizzas. In Woodlands School we went on a monster hunt where we found clues along the way that the monster droppped after visiting our school!
Next week, the children are looking forward to their outing into Kingston Market to purchase a fruit or vegetable to eat for snack the next day.
Second Steps - Happy New Year and welcome back! Second Steps have had a great week back. We have been learning about growth. We created a height chart by drawing over our feet, painted them and put numbers on each foot. We then measure our height! We have also started growing cress using cotton wool. We have started Georgie’s Gym on a Tuesday, here we focus on phonics and P.E. Second Steps children have been doing lots of singing this week and playing different musical instruments. Outdoors, we have been exploring nature and collecting items and placing the quantity next to the numeracy. Great first week back!
First Steps - Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all. We would like to take this chance to welcome Raven Chan to First Steps.
Our first week back we have enjoyed turning our home corner into an airport. Creating passports and packing our suitcases to go on our travels. The children have been doing a lot of role play, lining up the chairs pretending they are on a train, taking turns being the driver and making tickets to show the ticket inspector.
First steps have been discovering different patterns using the small cars, rolling them in paint and pushing them across large sheets of paper. As part of our transport project we have been listening to & learning the letter sounds of different vehicles; as b for bus, t for train, c for car and h for helicopter plus many more.
We had great fun singing with Mrs Baillie and taking turns singing solos & learning new songs.
We would like to extended our creativity by making our own junk model vehicles. It would be great if you could donate any junk modelling materials such as boxes (any size), kitchen roll tubes, lids, yoghurt pots, empty plastic bottles etc.